Good lawd this is confusing. Why don't they simply say that dad GAYLIN LEIMORE murdered his two kids and their mom after she left his sorry @$$? And who was the second woman? Mom's sister? We haven't figured that out yet either? Honestly....
Hat tip to E.
UPDATE: Man Behind Ammon Murder-Suicide Identified
Page Last Updated: Friday May 13, 2011 4:04pm MDT
By: KPVI News 6
The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office has identified the man they say killed two adult women and two children.
Sgt. Jeff Edwards says Gaylin Leirmoe, 26, entered the home in the 4300 block of Amber Lane and killed Michelle Kern, 22, Melinda Kern, 19, and two boys ages three and one.
Leirmoe, from Iowa, then set the basement of the home on fire and turned the gun on himself committing suicide.
Sgt. Edwards also identified Leirmoe and Michelle Kern as the parents of the two young boys. Sgt. Edwards adds that Leirmoe and Kern had been separated for several months prior to this occurrence.
We're learning more Friday afternoon about the relationship between the man who killed himself and the four others who were found dead in the Ammon home.
Sgt. Jeff Edwards identified the man as the father of one of two children whose bodies were discovered following an early morning house fire at 4335 Amber Lane. The children have not been identified but KPVI News Six has learned that the two women who also died in the early morning incident were Michelle Kern, 22, and Melinda Kern, 19.
The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Friday morning's house fire at 4335 Amber Lane in Ammon but say the deaths may have been the result of a murder/suicide and not the blaze.
Sgt. Jeff Edwards says once deputies entered the home, they found an adult male unconscious and breathing who had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to EIRMC where he later died. His name has not been released.
Those same deputies later found the bodies of two adult females, Michelle Kern, 22 and Melinda Kern, 19, and two small children, ages 3 and 1. All appeared to have gunshot wounds as well.
Neighbors tell KPVI News Six that Michelle and her young children lived at the home with her parents who are out of town as her father is undergoing treatment for cancer. Neighbors also say Melinda did not live at the home, but was simply visiting overnight.
Investigators are still on the scene of an early morning house fire in Ammon that claimed the life of five people.
Officials have confirmed that two children, 2 adult females, and one adult male were all killed in the early morning blaze at 4335 East Amber Lane. When crews arrived on the scene, the adult male was still breathing and was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Multiple units from Idaho Falls, Ammon, and Bonneville County all responded to the home just before 3:00 a.m. Friday.
Dispatchers say the call came in around 2:40 a.m. and when crews arrived they found smoke coming from the front door. Firefighters on the scene told KPVI News 6 that the blaze was isolated to the basement and a stairway area.
Division Chief Dorin Howard says the fire was isolated and caused about $30,000 worth of damage. The identities of the five victims have not been released by authorities.